AM News: Vermont Joins Handful Of No-Waiver States
Vermont opts out of No Child Left Behind waiver Associated Press: After applying for a waiver for flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, Vermont has changed its mind and will not pursue the application, saying the waiver and so-called flexibility are not as flexible as officials hoped they would be.
Louisiana's bold bid to privatize schools Reuters: Starting this fall, thousands of poor and middle-class kids will get vouchers covering the full cost of tuition at more than 120 private schools across Louisiana, including small, Bible-based church schools.
Chicago Teachers to Vote on Possible Strike WSJ: The Chicago Teachers Union said members would vote next week over a possible strike, raising the specter that teachers in the nation's third-largest district could be on the picket line when classes begin in the fall and ...
Millions spent on improving teachers, but little done to make sure it’s working WNYC: The federal government gives local districts more than $1 billion annually for training programs. New York City schools spent close to $100 million last year just on private consultants.
'Teacher of the Year' accused of sexting NBC News: A middle school band director is accused of exchanging dirty texts with a 15-year-old student. KXAS-TV's Ellen Goldberg reports.
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